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14 July 2010
Naked in the rain
2nd Annual AANR World Record Skinny-Dip

FollowFriday tweet from Spud Hilton

And thus, with this unwittingly prescient #FollowFriday tweet from @SpudHilton, was kicked off a weekend of naturist antics.

Sadly, none of the other tweeps mentioned above were present at Pine Tree on Saturday for the 2nd Annual AANR Guinness World Record™ Skinny-Dip Challenge. We managed to have a grand time nonetheless.

last year's skinny dip event at PineTree

We'd been to this event last year, and once again invited a posse to join us for the festivities. Unfortunately Mother Nature chose Saturday to bless us with the rain she'd been withholding for the past two weeks.   ::: shakes fist at sky :::   Even with the drizzle, nearly 20 of our friends showed up, and there were close to 300 people in the pool at the time of the photo. The local tallies are sent into the AANR national office for final number-crunching. So I don't yet know if we broke any records. But that's really not the point.

I don't talk much about our nudist pursuits, because, frankly, there's not much to say. There are few things more relaxing than shedding your clothes and hanging out by the pool for an afternoon. Nudists are among the friendlist people on the planet. Shedding your outer trappings means you have to rely solely on your personality, which brings out your sociable side right quick! And once we got over the initial weirdness of pulling into a lushly-wooded parking lot and unceremoniously dropping trou, the hardest part has always been putting our clothes on at the end of the day.

In fact, we were so loathe to leave that we wound up staying an extra afternoon. We'd already planned to stay overnight (in a surprisingly luxurious cabin with air conditioning, a full kitchen, and a full bath!) but when we awoke on Sunday morning to a gorgeous sunny day, it was impossible to return home. So we spent another uber-relaxing day paddling around in the pool, catching up on some reading, and chatting with the amiable denizens of Pine Tree. Unfortunately the naturist population is aging and they seem to be having a hard time finding new recruits. As a result, we got more than our share of sales pitches. I'm not much of a joiner, and the idea of spending every weekend with the same people holds little appeal for me, so we'll probably never shell out the extra bucks to become members. But we try to get out to Pine Tree a few times a season. And we may have turned one or two friends on to the possibility of membership. So I think our work here is done.

AANR Guinness World Record™ Skinny-Dip Challenge 
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